A/Prof Amanda Saracino

A/Prof Amanda Saracino is a clinical and academic Dermatologist currently working in Melbourne, in both private practice (at Melbourne Dermatology Clinic) and at Emeritus Research.

In her clinical work, as well as general Dermatology (see Services), Amanda cares for a large cohort of patients with complex medical skin conditions, such as severe eczema, psoriasis, urticaria (hives), lupus, scleroderma and other inflammatory skin concerns. A/Prof Saracino provides access to injection biologic therapy for many immunological skin rashes, via the PBS Medicare pathways, as well as Clinical Trials.

Amanda also offers double appointment times for complex patients with connective tissue diseases (such as Lupus, Scleroderma, Dermatomyositis). She thoroughly enjoys working closely with Rheumatologists and other specialists in these cases, ensuring patients have the benefit of multidisciplinary collaborative and co-ordinated care in these often challenging conditions that involve both the skin and internal organs.

As an Associate Professor with University College London, Amanda is involved in scientific and clinical research in the field of connective tissue diseases (eg. Lupus and Scleroderma), and clinical trials assessing the latest treatment in conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and others. Combining research with her clinical practice ensures Amanda is able to provide her patients with access to the most up to date knowledge and treatments in medical Dermatology. A/Prof Saracino also continues to teach and mentor Dermatology trainees with the Australasian College of Dermatologists, as well as providing the Connective Tissue Diseases seminar for the National Skin School program.

Outside of medicine, Amanda enjoys travel, the theatre, reading historical novels and spending time with family, friends and her Toy Poodle, Bella.